Jezreel, from the Hebrew word pronounced yiz-reh-ale, meaning God will sow, was a northern city of Israel within the allotted territory of the tribe of Issachar (see Tribal Lands). The Valley of Jezreel, named after the city, marked the boundary between Samaria to the south and Galilee to the north. Megiddo (see Armageddon) and the Plain of Megiddo, also known as the Plain of Esdraelon, are just to the west of Jezreel. Some of the kings resided in Jezreel, most notably Ahab.

Jezreel is mentioned frequently in events of Bible History between the time of Joshua and the Kings of Israel and Judah:

Within The Territory Of Issachar

During The Struggle Between The Houses Of Saul And David

Elijah's Confrontation With Jezebel And Ahab

Naboth Murdered By Jezebel For His Vineyard

Wicked Jezebel Killed In Jezreel

Fact Finder: Was King Ahab more evil in the eyes of The Lord than any Israelite king before him?
1 Kings 16:30

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